Paths towards the biggest prize in world football revealed

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2022-04-01 | Since 2 Month

Qatar 2022 World Cup draw

Doha, 1 April 2022 - 

• Fans can now glimpse their team's path to FIFA World Cup glory

• Final match schedule to be published in due course on FIFA.com

• Astonishing ceremony blows away audiences in Doha and at home

A glittering draw show, starring some of the greatest names in football and the entertainment industry, defined the groups and initial fixtures of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. While 29 teams can now glimpse their team’s path all the way to the final, the remaining eight will fight for the last three spots at the play-offs in June.

In order to optimise specific match details for the benefit and comfort of supporters, teams and the media, the final match schedule will be confirmed in due course on FIFA.com once the games have been assigned to a stadium and kick-off time for each matchday.

Presented by award-winning actor Idris Elba and renowned sports broadcaster Reshmin Chowdhury, the show dazzled the audience with stunning references to Arab culture and surprising acts that included the unveiling of the Official Mascot La’eeb™ and the launch of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Official Soundtrack, with the first public performance of the single Hayya Hayya (Better Together) by Trinidad Cardona, Davido and Aisha.

The draw itself, attended by 2,000 guests and led by Carli Lloyd, Jermaine Jenas and Samantha Johnson, was assisted by the likes of Cafu (Brazil), Lothar Matthäus (Germany), Adel Ahmed MalAllah (Qatar), Ali Daei (IR Iran), Bora Milutinovic (Serbia/Mexico), Jay-Jay Okocha (Nigeria), Rabah Madjer (Algeria) and Tim Cahill (Australia).


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